David Handley

MD for London, Veracity Worldwide

Biography

I have extensive experience in the Middle East and South Asia with particular expertise in the aerospace and defence sector. Prior to joining Veracity, I was Head of Group Strategic Analysis for a leading defence company, and tracked international defence politics, monitored the changing military, security, and threat environment, and provided detailed analyses of the global challenges facing the defense industry. My main career was with an agency of the British Foreign Service for 27 years, with postings in Lebanon, Hungary, Guatemala, and Egypt, the latter during the first Gulf War of 1991. Thereafter I had a number of senior management positions, related to the Middle East and Africa, Finance, Administration and Personnel. I was awarded the Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) in 2000 and hold degrees in politics and economics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. I am proficient in Spanish, French, and Arabic, with knowledge of Hungarian and German. I have also been a Governor and the Co Chair of the Board of Governors of Bedales Schools in Petersfield

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